Newport Beach, Calif., October 14, 2005 – BirchStreet Systems, Inc., a leading provider of eProcurement solutions to the hospitality industry, announced today that Hilton Grand Vacations Club has begun implementation of its Enterprise Procurement and financial controls system. The solution allows the Hilton business unit to better leverage the corporate volume purchase discounts as well as automate key back office business processes. The Hilton lodging division has been a BirchStreet customer since early 2003 and uses the system in nearly all of its owned and managed properties. The combined Hilton private marketplace, powered by BirchStreet, will now allow aggregated spend reporting and unified financial controls enforcement across the properties in both divisions of the company.
About Hilton Hotels, Inc.
The Hilton Family of Hotels under Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Company and Homewood Suites by Hilton.
BirchStreet Systems is a leading provider of e-Procurement solutions to hospitality and restaurant groups. The company’s eProcurement systems is a suite of web-based applications designed to help geographically dispersed organizations leverage their collective buying power and tighten financial controls. Other customers include Marcus Hotels and Resorts and Interstate Hotels and Resorts. For more information, visit www.birchstreet.net or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.